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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 2, 1968, Norwich, New York
Weather fair tonight Low temperatures in upper 20s to mid -30s. Fair to partly Cloudy and warmer wednesday with Chance of a few scattered showers West portion late in the Day or at night highs in 50s and Low 60s. The Ning Sun v Chenango county s daily newspaper vol. 78, to. 12 tuesday an til 7 1968 Norwich . 13815 8� per copy Sun spots North Norwich has new Highway superintendent Page 3 Carl Sirianni withdraws from Assembly race Page 3 party leaders try to end budget stalemate Page 7humphrey to meet with president today i round the state round the motion i round the world asks for Powers judge found hanged Prague Czechoslovakia a Czechoslovakia a missing supreme court judge was found hanged today the Interior ministry announced. An announcement distributed by ctr the official news Agency said the body of or. Jozef Brestanski 42 year old first Deputy president of the supreme court was found hanging in a Wood in the Benesova District some 25 Miles Southeast of Prague. Brestanski who was heading an investigation of persecution during Czechoslovakia a stalinist Era disappeared thursday on his Way from the supreme court to the Justice ministry in Prague. Same figure Albany . Apr state comptroller Arthur Levitt a Democrat used a different yardstick but found that Republican gov. Rockefeller a measurement of the budget surplus for fiscal 1967-68 produced the same figure he got $11,786. Levitt often has disagreed with the governors assessment of state fiscal affairs. Rockefeller said sunday spending totalled $4,629,216,621 and was financed by 4.239 billion in taxes and fees and $390 million in Bond funds. The comptroller in his report to the governor monday subtracted the Bond funds from the income1 column on the ground this really repro Arthur Levitt seated borrowing. He subtracted the same amount from the expenditure column however and came up with the same balance. The fiscal year ended sunday. A a test of will Wellington new zealand a South vietnamese foreign minister Tran Van do said today the Vietnam War is primarily a test of will in which his governments forces a if Given adequate support a will outlast the enemy. Do told the Council of ministers of the Southeast Asia treaty organization a time is working against the enemy. Tile technique of protracted and Long drawn out War is no longer a sure Way to Victory. A the enemy has professed his to outlast us. We Are equally confident that we have the will to resist and fight to final Victory if Given adequate support. After All we have been doing that for the last to Al or is absorbed Newark . A the 3,000 mile Erie Lackawanna Railroad was absorbed monday into the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The linkup is part of a larger pattern of mergers ordered by the interstate Commerce commission. The Erie Lackawanna was created in 1960 by a merger of the Erie Railroad co. And the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad co. The Erie stretches from the East coast through new York Pennsylvania and Ohio to Chicago. It is the largest commuter line carrying passengers from new Jersey into new York City. Senate to answer lbs a a Appeal Washington apr the Senate is readying an answer to president Johnson a latest Appeal for a tax increase. Senate democratic leaders voiced Hope of getting a vote late today on a to per cent income tax surcharge offered As a rider to a House passed excise tax Bill. The Auto and Telephone service excise rates which the measure would extend dropped automatically monday. But the government has asked the companies to continue to collect the in at the old rates since Congress is considered certain to extend them retroactively. The key test on tying an income tax increase to the Bill will come on a package amendment sponsored by Sens. John j. Williams r-del., and George a. Smathers a Fla. One killed in Rio riot Rio de Janeiro apr tanks and armoured personnel carriers loaded with combat troops patrolled Rio through the night after student rioting in the Metropolis and four other cities. It was the most serious violence since the army coup in 1964. At least one person was killed in Rio and another death was reported in Goiania where an estimated 3,000 demonstrators battled 600 police. Other clashes were reported at Belo Horizone Fortaleza and at the University Campus in Brasilia the capital. Machine gun fire was heard in downtown Rio when Federal troops came in after 11 policemen had been wounded by gunfire. Unofficial reports said More than too persons were Hurt. Johnson also has a meeting planned with senator Kennedy. Off Ltd a a tsp Cal a Washington apr vice president Hubert h. Humphrey Heads for a crucial meeting with president Johnson after telling supporters hell say a later on whether he will seek the presi Dency. Humphrey said they would meet today. Johnson also has on tap a meeting with sen. Robert f. Kennedy who already is con tending for the democratic nomination with no Date announced. Kennedy requested the meeting to discuss National Unity following Johnson a startling announcement sunday night that he wont seek or accept renomination. Johnson told newsmen monday he would Grant Kennedy a request. Johnson a announced exit prompted sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy another democratic contender to make last minute efforts to counter a potential sympathy vote for the president in today a Wisconsin primary. Only the president and Mccarthy Are listed on the democratic ballot there and private polls taken before Johnson san nou Cement showed Mccarthy Way ahead. In a nationally broadcast speech on primary eve my earthy said Johnson a decision not to run again a deserves i think the approval the Honor and the respect of every citizen of the United Humphrey who was on a diplomatic Mission in Mexico when Johnson made his decision pub lie. Stepped from a plane into the Chilly Washington air late monday night and got a warm Welcome from about 500 persons Many of them bearing placards urging him to run. A i will meet with president Johnson tomorrow and i shall be talking to you later on a Humphrey told them. Standing behind him As he read his statement was Secretary of agriculture Orville l. Freeman a former three term governor of Minnesota who was Humphreys protege Early in their careers. Freeman made no comment about whether he would Back a Humphrey bid but sen. Harri son a. Williams jr., d-., who also was in the crowd said he would support such a bid. A Humphrey bid apparently would also attract support among democratic leaders and labor chiefs. An associated press poll showed that some democratic National committeemen and governors would look toward Humphrey although a Large percentage of them expressed Hope Johnson would change his mind and a few mentioned a draft Johnson attempt. Humphreys name came up repeatedly in a spot Check of the democratic party a labor Wing in Washington. One Union president Thomas w. Gleason of the International longshoremen a association a said Humphrey was a working Liberal a Long before any of these Guys with the Long hair stood in other political developments a Richard m. Nixon the Only major gop candidate cancelled a network radio speech on Vietnam saying he wanted to avoid any possible interference with Johnson s new peace bid. Nixon said he assumes the bid is based on delicate backstage Diplomat in Homes. A Nixon met at his Manhattan apartment with Massachusetts gov. John a. Volpe who told newsmen he a would be honoured to serve As vice president under Nixon. Captured Canoe is used by soldiers to search for sunken enemy weapons in the Mekong Delta South Vietnam. Following recent gunship airstrikes infantrymen recovered More than 200,000 rounds of ammunition and four antiaircraft machine guns. Candidates Check their credentials planes attack Southern part of North Vietnam Milwaukee wis. A Democrat Eugene j. Mccarthy a his real rival looming in elections to come and Republican Richard a Nixon checked their White House credentials today in a Wisconsin presidential primary that offered Only Shadow contests. Chief among the shadows Lyndon b. Johnson the president whose announcement that he will not run again turned Wisconsin and democratic politics from a Battleground into a Maze. Republicans and democrats even men in the Mccarthy Camp said the president undoubtedly would get More votes in Wisconsin than he would have had he remained in the presidential race. Johnson a name remains on the ballot. Mccarthy said he thought most Wisconsin voters had their minds made up and change them despite the presidents announcement. A what happened might make some minor changes in the re suits but i done to think be measurable a he said. But the primary was the first test of voter sentiment toward a president who has decided to stand aside. Wisconsin politicians in both parties expected a sizeable vote of sympathy and compliment. Should that Johnson vote be Large Mccarthy said he would have to a go on to Indiana and say this was not a real political test i Wisconsin voting begins in some areas at 8 . Est and winds up at 9 . Est. In Madison the state capital where the University of Wisconsin Campus has seen several Antiwar demonstrations a municipal referendum faces voters on Viet Man issues. The referendum question asks whether there should be a an immediate cease fire and withdrawal of the United states troops from Vietnam so that the vietnamese people can determine their own Indiana holds the beginning of the real democratic contest. For there on May 7, new York sen. Robert f. Kennedy will run against Mccarthy in a demo cratic primary Matching the two dissenters who have Sud Denly become the top contenders. That rivalry led Mccarthy to program an election Day Campaign Mission to Omaha neb. He and Kennedy will meet on May 14 in the Nebraska presidential primary. Mccarthy said he could not guess whether vice president Hubert h. Humphrey would now join the Battle for the democratic nomination. A i would say today that there certainly Are people who would be ready to support him a he said. Mccarthy looked beyond Wisconsin too in an election eve address to the nation a Tele Vised speech which began with kind words for Johnson. In a broadcast which Cost his Campaign Treasury $72,000, Mccarthy said Johnson was a Man committed to peace and had proved it by announcing sunday night that he would not seek nor accept renomination. He said that erased any possible doubt that there might have been a political purpose in John songs decision to de escalate the War in Vietnam. Photo by Riley Guilford firemen wet Down ruins of Home. Guilford Home destroyed Guilford two men barely escaped Early this morning when fire levelled a Home where they were staying in the Ives settlement Road about three Miles South of Here. Fire chief James Predmore or. Said the building formerly owned by Thomas Hubbard was engulfed in flames when firemen arrived at the scene shortly after 3 30 . He said a Man identified Only As a emr. Looney of the Long Island area had recently purchased the property and was going to move his family to the area As soon As school let out for summer recess. He and another unidentified Man who was working on the premises were awakened by heavy smoke and managed to escape the burning building. They drove to the Hamlet where they summoned firemen the chief said. Some 25 men responded to the alarm and managed to keep the Blaze from spreading to a nearby garage and a barn. Water was pumped from a Small Pond nearby and was also hauled to the scene in a Tanker. Firemen remained at the scene until about 9 . Norwich firemen were also summoned to stand by at the Guilford station. Estimate of the loss was not available. Authorities said the Home was insured. Saigon apr . War planes Are stepping up their at tacks on the Southern part of North Vietnam during president Johnson a ban on bombing of the Hanoi Haiphong Industrial heartland it was Learned today. . Bombers flew More than too missions against the North monday nearly double the average number of raids on the Southern part of North Vietnam before Johnson a curtailment of the bombing. Prior to Johnson a order the number of air missions Over tile Southern part of North Vietnam had been averaging about 60 a Day with an average of 40 to 50 missions flown daily against targets around Hanoi Haiphong and North to the chinese Border. One raid monday made Clear that the area of North Vietnam which Johnson left open to attack extends to within 80 Miles of Hanoi and some 210 Miles Northwest of the demilitarized zone. That was the location of the northernmost attack on a Supply target a mile South of the coastal City of Thanh Hao and a . Military spokesman said it was outside the area covered by the bombing ban. Johnson in his speech sunday night announcing curtailment of the bombing said . Planes would continue to attack tile area just North of tile Doz be cause of the threat from there to Forward Allied positions below the Doz. He said his ban a. Plied to a a most of North Vietnam and to an area in which 90 per cent of the North Viet namese live. . Planes flew a total of 105 missions against North Vietnam peace overture Given cold shoulder London apr the soviet ambassador to Britain has turned a cold shoulder to a Brit ish overture for Vietnam peace talks based on president John songs bombing cutback but Moscow and Hanoi maintained official silence today. Seeking a resumption of the Geneva conference on Vietnam of which the soviet Union and Britain Are co chairmen British foreign Secretary Michael Stewart met for 45 minutes monday night with ambassador Mikhail Smirno sky and told him he was ready to Fly to Moscow to see foreign minister an Drei Gromyko. A emr. Smirno sky restated some of the familiar russian and North vietnamese positions so you could not say i was encouraged a a Stewart said in a television interview afterwards. But he added a this move will not have been wasted. It will prove in time to be part of the process that in the end will get Smirno sky told newsmen Johnson a limitation of the bombing of North Vietnam was a a incomplete a and a not unconditional a a As the North Viet namese had demanded. His remark echoed comments in a Dis Patch from Washington by Tass the official soviet news Agency. The delay in official reaction from Moscow and Hanoi not unusual monday with the major Effort against targets in the area of the Mugia pass a Supply fun. Nel into the to Chi Minh Trail through Eastern Laos. Air Force pilots reported destroying or damaging seven trucks one Railroad Tunnel nine military storage structures and one Bridge. The targets also included three coastal radar Sites 36 Miles North of Vinh which is 130 Miles North of the Doz. Pilots reported knocking at least one of them out. Johnson a order restricting the bombardment of North Viet Nam also applied to shelling from . Navy ships offshore and this continued in a limited area monday. The . Com. Mand said a 7th Fleet destroyer blasted the hoi Cua Highway Bridge about 37 Miles Southeast of Vinh. Johnson gave no hint of How Long the cutback would continue. But South vietnamese presi Dent Nguyen Van Thieu told a news conference Hanoi must give a satisfactory response in a a matter of weeks not a mat ter of he said his government had agreed to the curtailment. Thieu under questioning by newsmen said if the United states wants to take its troops out of Vietnam his government could begin to replace them by the end of this year. But he made Clear he would hate to see the americans go. In South Vietnam Viet Cong gunners sent seven rockets whistling into Saigon a big tan son Nhut airbase today and shelled three other places from Hue along the Northern seacoast to the Mekong Delta. Damage from the shellings was described As Light and in All nine persons were wounded. One Shell set fire to a tank at South Vietnam a biggest Oil de pot at Ilia be six Miles South of Saigon. It had been hit with mortars monday. Troop withdrawal could begin by end of year was Saigon apr president Nguyen Van Thieu said today his government could agree to a gradual withdrawal of . Troops beginning by the end of this year but he made Clear he would hate to see them go. In his first comments on president Johnson a de escalation speech sunday night Thieu told a news conference that Only More troops can hasten the end of the War. He also said if the United states withdraws from Vietnam a they will be avoiding their responsibility and desert ing the free but when asked by what Date he thought the United states could begin to withdraw Thieu replied a if the United states requests a withdrawal of its troops we can agree to a gradual withdrawal beginning by the end of 1968. Of course we will never ask the United states to go Home but if the . Government wants it we can begin to relieve some american troops with our new Effort to Thieu recently announced the South vietnamese armed forces would be increased 135,000 men by the Middle of the year and said general mobilization would be necessary after that. Although an aide said earlier that Thieu had accepted president Johnson a invitation to visit the United states Thieu said the invitation was still under consideration. He said the for Mal invitation had been received a Only this morning a some hours after Johnson revealed it in a speech in Chicago. A spokesman for the South vietnamese government said earlier that the Date of the visit would depend on Thieu a schedule and vice president Nguyen Cao by would not accompany him. Thieu told the news conference the South vietnamese government had agreed to the cur Ballment in . Bombing of North Vietnam but a this is the last time we want to show our Good he said if there is no satisfactory response from Hanoi his government will not delay its general mobilization order a we will do it like president Johnson in his announcement of the bombing curtailment Thieu set no deadline for Hanoi a response. But the South vietnamese Leader said a it is a matter of weeks not a matter of Thieu made these other Points a his government will never agree to a coalition government with the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong can participate in peace negotiations but Only As part of the North vietnamese delegation. Thieu and by have insisted on both Points repeatedly. A he does not think president Johnson a speech sunday was the first step in a face saving american withdrawal from Vietnam. A i have no suspicion of that because of the decisive stand of the United states. Concerning peace in All of South East Asia a Thieu said. �?. Pressure could never Force a coalition government in eluding the Viet Cong on South Vietnam. A this is a vietnamese War a Thieu said. A the amen can government and policies can change but the ideals and policies of the government of Vietnam will never change. We will not accept any policy that runs against the vietnamese a differences Between Thieu and vice president by Are Over emphasized. A we May differ on individual Points but we Are working together for the highest interests of Vietnam a Thieu said. He appealed to the news men not to look a with a Microscope for Small differences which Are sometimes imaginary Between the vice president and today a chuckle there a some Consolation in the thought that if Congress spends All its time in investigations there will be no Chance to pass any More give away Laws. New York apr mayor John v. Lindsay today asked for emergency Powers to ban the Sale of firearms and alcoholic beverages and to impose a curfew in the event of civil disorders in the City. Lindsay said the City a has been fortunate in avoiding any civil disorders for the past two Summers but added that there can be a no guarantee of he sent legis lation to the City Council which would empower him to declare a state of emergency either citywide or in a specified area upon written certification of the City a emergency control Board. Under the proposed legislation in the event of an outbreak of civil disorder the mayor would be empowered to ban the Sale and display of firearms and ammunition establish a curfew prohibit the Sale of alcoholic beverages and close places normally used for Public entertainment. He also would be Able to control the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the emergency area except for emergency services
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